I'm scared to even ask this

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I have a capacitor that is marked different than most I've run into in the past. I'm not sure how to read it. It looks exactly like this:

K*E
102
100
NCC

Where the "*" is there is an undistiguishable mark. possibly a "N" inside a circle. It's printed exactly like that on a reddish brown if that helps. I believe it's a thin film polyester cap. Can anyone help me identify it?

I realize this is way below everyone's knowledge base here. I am not an electrical engineer btw.
 

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Also my guess is 10 x 10 to the second power, and 100 degrees C
 
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Maybe 100 can also be the maximum applied voltage of the capacitor.
102 I agree with you, 10*10^2 nF.
 
  • #4
uart
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1nF 100V most likely.

102 usually means 10 * 10^2 pF
 
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You could educate yourself on capacitor marking by brousing through a capacitor manufacture's data sheets.

The capacitor is 1000 pF (as uart noted), the '100' is a voltage rating. This could mean 100 VDC or a code for some other voltage. NCC mean 'normal chip component' in some cases. So it's probably a multi layer ceramic. The first line is probably a code for the general product line.

There is no tolerance given that I can see, except the first 'K', so I assume this is implicit in the product line code or K means it a 10% part.
 
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